tell the time

Definition of tell the time

British

  1. :  to be able to know what time it is by looking at a clock My son is just learning to tell the time.

Word by Word Definitions

tellplay
  1. :  to relate in detail :  narrate

    :  to give utterance to :  say

    :  to make known :  divulge, reveal

  1. :  hill, mound

    :  an ancient mound in the Middle East composed of remains of successive settlements

timeplay
  1. :  the measured or measurable period during which an action, process, or condition exists or continues :  duration

    :  a nonspatial continuum that is measured in terms of events which succeed one another from past through present to future

    :  leisure

  1. :  to arrange or set the time of :  schedule

    :  to regulate (a watch) to keep correct time

    :  to set the tempo, speed, or duration of

  1. :  of or relating to time

    :  recording time

    :  timed to ignite or explode at a specific moment


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